Modern Medicine News

The opioid pain reliever epidemicThe aim of this article is to educate ob/gyns about what not to do for acute and chronic pain, in the hope that increased awareness will help us prevent suffering and loss of life from opioid pain relievers.
Managing complications of perineal lacerations
Managing complications of perineal lacerationsThis article reviews complications that may occur following perineal trauma, techniques to help prevent these complications, and best practices for management using case vignettes.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Screening for fetal aneuploidyExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for fetal aneuploidy.
The breath of life: Helping babies surviveThe first breath is the single most important moment in anyone’s life. It is when life outside the womb truly begins, the moment that makes all other moments possible.
Childhood firearm injuries remain a public problemAlmost 1300 US children die and 5790 are treated for gunshot wounds each year, according to an analysis of information in several national databases.
Antibiotics improve outcomes in small skin abscessesAntibiotic treatment with either clindamycin or trimethoprim- sulfa - methoxazole (TMP-SMX) leads to better outcomes than incision and drainage with placebo in patients with uncomplicated cutaneous abscesses, particularly those caused by Staphylococcus aureus, according to a large study.
Nonoperative management of acute appendicitisCompared with traditional appendectomy, nonoperative management (NOM) of uncomplicated appendicitis using parenteral antibiotics is associated with more subsequent emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations, as well as more subsequent appendectomies.
7 lower limb positional variations
7 lower limb positional variationsConcerns regarding the appearance of a child’s lower extremities are a common reason for visits to the pediatrician and a frequent source of orthopedic referrals. The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the diagnosis and management of 7 common lower limb positional variations in children and adolescents.
Use common sense for dermatologic concernsDr Farber shares 8 common sense tips for handling dermatologic concerns.
Girl’s papular rash will not respond to treatmentThe mother of a healthy 5-year-old girl brings her to the office for evaluation of 2 itchy plaques on her right ankle that have worsened over the last 10 days despite treatment for possible tinea corporis with topical clotrimazole 1% ointment and hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment. A fungal culture is pending.